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Planning Ahead (For A Change)

16 May

673Today’s short effort is post number 376 or post CCCLXXVI if you are of a Latin persuasion. In 24 posts time, I will have reached a personal milestone 400th post and in keeping with my haphazard way of dealing with such things, I am due to do something big(gish).

I didn’t manage it for posts 100 (which I actually forgot about) or 300, in which I promised to do something impressive for post 400 thus avoiding any effort at the time.  Post 200 saw you ‘treated’ to a vlog filmed 6,000 miles from home, so keeping with the even numbers preference I now consider a habit, I need to do something different and if anything, a little bit impressive.

As a consequence, the planning really needs to begin now and I am throwing the doors open for suggestions on what you, my dear friends would like to see for this latest chapter in the journey and I’ll see what I can do  .All ideas are welcome – the wackier the better –  and whilst you think of something I am off to reconnect with your blogs again, catch up and write something new and better wtitten to boot.

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48 responses to “Planning Ahead (For A Change)

  1. shadowoperator

    16/05/2015 at 14:22

    How about a combined review of 5 of your favorite childhood books? Ste J as a youngster. I think I would like that!

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    • Ste J

      16/05/2015 at 14:25

      I like that idea, a combined review is something I have only dabbled in with two books at a time on occasion. I do like a challenge though as you know. Ste J as a youngster, with my short trousers and mud encrusted knees because I was a cliché back then hehe.

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  2. Jill Weatherholt

    16/05/2015 at 14:45

    That is quite a milestone, Ste J. Good for you! As for ideas…oh gosh, I have a hard enough time with my blog. 🙂 I’ll certainly stay tuned to find out.

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    • Ste J

      16/05/2015 at 14:48

      Haha, I know what you mean, hence my decision to delegate the ideas process. It’s been a long time coming to get here, just over three years now, if only I could write all day…when not reading.

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  3. LuAnn

    16/05/2015 at 15:05

    Ooh, I will have to give that some thought.

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    • Ste J

      16/05/2015 at 15:05

      If it involves sheep and candy floss I will draw the line.

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      • LuAnn

        16/05/2015 at 15:23

        Luckily for you my imagination does not generally run rampant like yours. 🙂

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  4. Abby

    16/05/2015 at 20:01

    I would like to see you reading something you love.

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    • Ste J

      16/05/2015 at 20:05

      Hhmmm that is a good suggestion, I have never been good at reading out loud, stumbling over my words like a slap stick comedian putting one foot in a bucket then stepping onto a rake but that does give me an idea for a post which I had thought about doing then forgot because of the millions of other things going on in my head. I shall go put it in my drafts now, it will be my 129th draft, I really need to post more.

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  5. Andrea Stephenson

    16/05/2015 at 22:42

    Congratulations on the upcoming milestone, don’t have anything to add to the pot but I’ll look forward to seeing what you come up with 🙂

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    • Ste J

      17/05/2015 at 19:15

      I am hoping to make it a bumper post or a few of something varied, I feel exhausted thinking about it already lol. Thanks for your continued support!

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  6. gargoylebruce

    17/05/2015 at 00:47

    Re-enactments of classic book covers. Nothing else will suffice.
    Well, actually, photoshopping your head into famous book covers would probably suffice. And be less effort.
    Do that.

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    • Ste J

      17/05/2015 at 19:07

      Both sound like noble pursuits, I will look into this as it could be amusing in many unexpected ways, a bit like that book Pets with Tourette’s, it shouldn’t be funny but it just is.

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      • gargoylebruce

        17/05/2015 at 22:08

        I have not come across that book. What a travesty! I must find it immediately.

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  7. leapingtracks

    17/05/2015 at 05:12

    How about your list of ‘desert island books’? Should be really easy to choose, I expect…. 🙂

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    • Ste J

      17/05/2015 at 18:51

      Ha, yes narrowing down books to take onto a desert island would be so simple…if my suitcase were the size of a shipping container!

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  8. Claire 'Word by Word'

    17/05/2015 at 06:11

    Good on you for celebrating a milestone, its a good thing to acknowledge achievements and this will certainly be a grand one. Looking forward to post 400!

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    • Ste J

      17/05/2015 at 19:11

      I already have my plans for post five hundred I think, not that I am trying to get ahead of myself or anything. I remember when WordPress lavished us with badges for milestones but I haven’t seen any for that long that making my own seems like the best thing to do. I think the post will touch down sometime in the Summer when everything seems better.

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  9. renxkyoko

    17/05/2015 at 09:48

    I would like you to review something of pop culture, like a comparison between Japanese anime, and American Disney animations. But then, that means you have to watch animes . He he

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    • Ste J

      17/05/2015 at 18:52

      That’s something new but it sounds appealing, do you have any suggestions for me to watch? I need to improve my pop culture knowledge, then I will be able to get in on previously impenetrable conversations.

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      • renxkyoko

        18/05/2015 at 00:07

        Warning Japanese animes are weird with even more weird characters. You need to think outside the box. I’ve forgotten most of the titles of the animes that I like, but here are a few.

        Ghost in the Shell
        Cowboy bebop
        Evangelion ( Neo- genesis )
        Spirited Away
        Death Note
        Howl’s Moving Castle
        My neighbor Totoro
        Princess Mononoke
        Ex – machine
        Code Geass
        Full metal Alchemist
        Monster

        Japanese culture is totally ingrained in mangas and animes. If you’re new to them, you’ll find their behavior a bit strange, he he. Btw, I love Spirited Away and Monster, Ghost in the Shell and Cowboy bebop. Berserk, too. And Attack on the Titan. They are fantasies.

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        • Ste J

          18/05/2015 at 08:14

          I saw Spirited Away a while back and I was impressed by it, as well as Grave of the Fireflies which you recommended to me back in the day, so I am already a fan of your taste. I like things with imagination that challenge me so anything that seems odd to begin with will always grab my attention as I need to understand, it becomes something of an obsession.

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          • renxkyoko

            18/05/2015 at 12:48

            Check out Princess Mononoke and The Wind Rises. By the way, Spirited Away won an Oscar for Best Animation, and also The Wind Rises at this year’s Oscars. These three were made by Studio Ghibli , and the stories and drawings were by Hayao Miyazakii. Don’t forget Princess Mononoke and Monster. Oh, and Monster is not about a monster, ha ha.

            The rest in the list are series of episodes. I hope you have the time to watch them. Try Cowboy bebop. I’m sure you will enjoy it. we have box sets of these animes . May I recommend Ghost in a Shell ? It a series, but are stand alone stories.

            Believe it or not Netflix doesn’t have these titles.

            Well, SteJ, have fun watching all these geeky goodness . ha ha

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            • Ste J

              19/05/2015 at 10:12

              Excellent, plenty to get my teeth into and discover and if it opens up a whole new book reading experience as well (as I’m sure it will lead to that) then that will make it even better.

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  10. Lucy

    18/05/2015 at 07:14

    Something with location photos relating to authors. Like reading some Byron at Newstead, or some D. H Lawrence at Eastwood.

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    • Ste J

      18/05/2015 at 07:44

      Nice! I haven’t been to Newstead Abbey in years but the bus does take me right to its doors, thanks for your suggestions!

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  11. Jilanne Hoffmann

    18/05/2015 at 21:38

    I’m not a good planner. I have trouble figuring out what I should be doing five minutes from now. So, I’m no help to you here. Good luck!

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    • Ste J

      19/05/2015 at 10:08

      Haha, it is a challenge to think ahead, that’s why my Chess skills are lacking but planning a few months ahead may at least give me half a chance to do something good for the 400th.

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  12. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder

    18/05/2015 at 22:47

    Short reviews of your five all-time favourites? From different genres….

    Or, just a personal post about your journey of blogging, your inspiration for writing, your hobbies etc.

    Whatever it will be, I’m sure I’ll enjoy it…. 🙂 Looking forward to the 400th post!

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    • Ste J

      19/05/2015 at 10:10

      All good ideas my friend, I am hoping to start doing something soon to make it something fun, post 500 is going to be awesome, i already have that one planned!

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  13. gargoylebruce

    19/05/2015 at 07:46

    I just had a crazy moment where I thought you were moonlighting as an illustrator. Check this out: http://www.steillustrates.co.uk/about-contact/

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    • Ste J

      19/05/2015 at 10:03

      There’s two of me! If anybody needs any stick men drawing then I am your man but it seems my long lost twin got the drawing talent.

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  14. clarepooley33

    21/05/2015 at 00:52

    Congratulations on the approaching 400th post! Can’t suggest anything I’m afraid.

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    • Ste J

      21/05/2015 at 08:14

      It certainly has been an epic hike to climb this far up the post ladder, it’ll be nice to view the scenery from the top of this ledge before looking forward to the epic 500th post which I promise you will be awesome! Having loads of suggestions already I fear another one will topple the pile, not that I would complain about more choice, but thank you for your continued support.

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  15. Sarah

    22/05/2015 at 20:21

    You could collect 400 small stones, put them in a carrier bag, and take them to your nearest beach or multistorey carpark if you prefer. Then you can use them to spell out literary quotes or slogans in the sand (or tarmac), and take pictures of them to post on here. You could even turn it into a competition – whoever identifies all the quotes from your post wins the carrier bag full of stones. I think my idea just broke the internet.

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    • Ste J

      23/05/2015 at 19:01

      Ha! That makes you more efficient than Kim Kardashian’s derrieré so well done on that score. That is an ambitious idea, I will look into the cost of P&P on the bag of stones.

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  16. Sherri

    26/05/2015 at 15:40

    That is a huge achievement my friend, and since I am so late catching up here, you will now be even closer to your goal. No ideas from me, I struggle with my own, but can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

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    • Ste J

      26/05/2015 at 21:08

      I know the struggling feeling, lol which is why I mentioned it on here, work smart not hard as I’m always fond of telling my boss. Post 500 is going to be immense so stick around for that!

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      • Sherri

        26/05/2015 at 23:24

        Oh I’ll stick around, you can count on it. And ran out of time today, so will be back tomorrow to catch up with your other posts too. Working smart is a great philosophy and actually is the smartest way to work hard. Very clever that Ste 🙂

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        • Ste J

          27/05/2015 at 10:50

          Any excuse to put my feet up and nap! No rush on post catching up I am behind as well, which seems like a normal thing these days, I think it’s the way we bloggers work as we don’t make money off our sites.

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          • Sherri

            27/05/2015 at 14:21

            ‘Tis true that, ’tis true…

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  17. RoSy

    01/06/2015 at 19:31

    Anything you come up for the BIG celebration is sure to be enjoyable. You are def one of a kind when it comes to being unique in the way that you present your posts.

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    • Ste J

      01/06/2015 at 19:37

      Why thank you my dear friend, I will put my mind to thinking of something outside the box just to up my game.

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  18. angela

    06/06/2015 at 03:42

    Hmmm..as I love to have a taste of another’s world, how about a docu-montage of SteJ’s fave book haunts – be it where you buy ’em, borrow, read, etc.. as well as a snap or video of where these 400 entries are composed…. cheers!

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    • Ste J

      06/06/2015 at 21:14

      Great ideas, I will see what I can incorporate, I do like to try and give you an insight into my world and loves.

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